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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 17,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20001,534258,213 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,613229,749
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,695240,081 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20031,897211,353 Elephant (52nd)
by The White Stripes
20041,788242,442 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,952207,149 Illinois (77th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,062206,519 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,097292,869 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,167176,800 Fleet Foxes (94th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,242183,121 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total19,0472,248,295

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Strokes, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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161.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,016
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:757
Average Rating:  72/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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162.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:1,993
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:764
Average Rating:  73/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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163.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,988
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:766
Average Rating:  77/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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164.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:1,984
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  81/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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165.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,965
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:774
Average Rating:  74/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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166.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,938
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:786
Average Rating:  79/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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167.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,909
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:794
Average Rating:  79/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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168.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,883
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:807
Average Rating:  74/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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169.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,879
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:809
Average Rating:  75/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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170.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,877
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:810
Average Rating:  78/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 100 10%
2004 92 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 56 6%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
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